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  1. Namibia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Electoral Act, 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-19 | NAM-2014-L-101131

    An Act to provide for the establishment and constitution of the Electoral Commission of Namibia and its powers and functions; to provide for the registration of voters, nomination of candidates, conduct of the election of persons to the office of President, conduct of the election of members of the National Assembly, conduct of the election of members of regional councils and local authority councils; to provide for the holding of referenda; to provide for the registration and the deregistration of political parties and the funding of political parties and organisations; to provide for the establishment of electoral tribunals and the Electoral Court and their powers and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.

  2. Namibia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Namibian Constitution Third Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-19 | NAM-2014-L-101132

  3. Namibia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Namibian Constitution Second Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 7 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-23 | NAM-2010-C-85751

    Amends the Namibian Constitution so as to extend a waiting period required for acquiring Namibian citizenship by marriage from a period of not less than two years to a period of not less than ten years of ordinarily residing in Namibia as spouse subsequent to such marriage; to extend a waiting period required for non-Namibian citizens who may apply for Namibian citizenship by naturalisation from a period of not less than five years to a period of not less than ten years of continuous residence in Namibia; to decrease the limit of tenure of members of the National Council from six years to five years; to subject the appointment of non-Namibian citizens as judges to a fixed term contract of employment; to delete the word "corruption" from the functions of the Ombudsman; to insert an Article on Anti-Corruption Measures; to decrease the term of office of members of Management Committee from three years to two years and six months; to substitute the terms "correctional service" and "Commissioner-General of Correctional Service" for the terms "prison service" and "Commissioner of Prisons".

  4. Namibia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Decentralisation Enabling Act, 2000 (No. 33 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-05 | NAM-2000-L-94727

    Provides for and regulates the decentralisation to regional councils and local authority councils of functions vesting in Line Ministries; and to provide for incidental matters.

  5. Namibia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Namibian Constitution First Amendment Act, 1998 (No. 34 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-12-07 | NAM-1998-C-52334

    Allows the first President of Namibia to hold the office of President for three terms, notwithstanding Article 29(3) of the Constitution (which sets forth a limit of two terms).

  6. Namibia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, 1990 (Act No. 1 of 1990). - Constitution (including 1998 amendment) Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1990-02-09 | NAM-1990-C-9565

    Constitution of Namibia containing Chapters entitled:1 - the Republic; 2 - Citizenship; 3 - Fundamental human rights and freedoms; 4 - Public emergency, state of national defence and martial law; 5 - the President; 6 - the Cabinet; 7 - the National Assembly; 8 - the National Council; 9 - the administration of justice; 10 - the Ombudsman; 11 - principles of State policy; 12 - regional and local Government; 13 - the Public Service Commission; 14 - the Security Commission; 15 - the police and defence forces and the prison service; 16 - finance; 17 - Central Bank and National Planning Commission. Chapters 18 to 21 contain transitional provisions. Eight schedules attached. Article 9 prohibits slavery and forced labour. Article 10 guarantees the right to equality before the law and prohibits freedom from discrimination. Article 21 guarantees all persons fundamental freedoms, including the rights, inter alia: to assemble peaceably; to freedom of association "... which shall include freedom to form and join associations or unions, including trade unions ..."; to withhold their labour without being exposed to criminal penalties; and to practise any profession, or carry on any occupation, trade or business. Article 23 prohibits the practices of racial discrimination and apartheid and authorises the implementation of affirmative action programmes.


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